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Scholarship Name: National Security Education Program Boren Fellowship
Scholarship Description: Fellowship offered through the National Security Education Program to college students.
Award Amount: Up to $30,000.00
Number of Scholarships: Multiple awards
Application Required: Yes
Official Transcript Required: N/A
References and Letter of Recommendations Required: Three (3) letters of recommendation
Interview Required: Yes
Original Essay Required: Yes
Additional Requirements and Information:

1) Must plan to study-abroad in a qualifying program; 2) Must be matriculated in or applying to an accredited graduate degree program at a U.S. college or university; 3) One (1) page description of the study-abroad program required; 4) Budget for study-abroad program required; 5) Language self-assessment required; 6) Fellowship awarded as follows:  Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000.00 for overseas study.  Additionally, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding for domestic language study that will supplement the overseas component.  The maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000.00.


o Applicants must adhere to their respective campus deadline.  To find your campus representative, check HERE.

o Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one (1) year after graduation.

o Boren Fellowships are made for a min. of twelve (12) weeks overseas and a max. of one (1) year.  Boren -funded programs can begin as early as June 1, 2020 and as late as March 1, 2021.

o Priority consideration given to applicants proposing overseas programs of six (6) months or longer.

o Recipients notified NLT mid-late April (annually). 

Location: Nationwide (US)
Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply): Online application, Must be a U.S. citizen
Additional Applicant Requirements: Must be a graduate student
Category (Select all that apply): Merit-based, Community Service, Extracurricular Activities
Web Site:
Point of Contact:

National Security Education Program

1400 K Street, NW

Washington, D.C. 20005

Telephone: (800) 618-6737



Deadline: January 29, 2020 (NLT 5 p.m. EST) (receipt date)

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